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1. prosecution

noun. ['ˌprɑːsəˈkjuːʃən'] the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior.

Synonyms

  • action at law
  • trial
  • legal action
  • criminal prosecution
  • action

Antonyms

  • source
  • stabilisation
  • stabilization
  • dormant

Etymology

  • prosecutio (Latin)
  • prosequor (Latin)

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Rhymes with Criminal Prosecution

  • redistribution
  • electrocution
  • counterrevolution
  • distribution
  • contribution
  • substitution
  • retribution
  • prostitution
  • constitution
  • restitution
  • persecution
  • lilliputian
  • institution
  • execution
  • attribution
  • revolution
  • resolution
  • elocution
  • dissolution
  • diminution
  • devolution
  • confucian
  • andalusian
  • absolution
  • evolution
  • solution
  • pollution
  • dilution
  • aleutian
  • shooshan

Sentences with criminal-prosecution


1. Noun Phrase
In the worst cases, free riders face criminal prosecution by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

2. Noun Phrase
If she does not do so, she can face penalties, citations and possibly criminal prosecution.

3. Noun Phrase
This practice is illegal and these employers are subject to stiff fines and even criminal prosecution if caught.

4. Noun Phrase
Payday lenders in violation of Alabama’s payday loan laws are subject to criminal prosecution.

2. prosecution

noun. ['ˌprɑːsəˈkjuːʃən'] the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant.

Synonyms

  • accumulation
  • assemblage
  • collection

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • fauna

Etymology

  • prosecutio (Latin)
  • prosequor (Latin)

3. prosecution

noun. ['ˌprɑːsəˈkjuːʃən'] the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion.

Synonyms

  • continuance
  • pursuance

Antonyms

  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink

Etymology

  • prosecutio (Latin)
  • prosequor (Latin)

4. criminal

noun. ['ˈkrɪmənəl'] someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime.

Synonyms

  • jail bird
  • scofflaw
  • hoodlum
  • murderer
  • smuggler
  • blackmailer
  • kidnaper
  • thug
  • moon curser
  • desperate criminal
  • pusher
  • felon
  • moll
  • recidivist
  • treasonist
  • punk
  • toughie
  • snatcher
  • manslayer
  • contrabandist
  • mafioso
  • kidnapper
  • gangster's moll
  • incendiary
  • jailbird
  • extortionist
  • lawbreaker
  • desperado
  • parolee
  • outlaw
  • suborner
  • raper
  • liquidator
  • highbinder
  • arsonist
  • crook
  • highjacker
  • plotter
  • abductor
  • drug peddler
  • racketeer
  • extortioner
  • briber
  • fugitive
  • hijacker
  • moonshiner
  • violator
  • accessory
  • firebug
  • rapist
  • peddler
  • fugitive from justice
  • traitor
  • stealer
  • drug dealer
  • accessary
  • malefactor
  • thief
  • habitual criminal
  • runner
  • gun moll
  • drug trafficker
  • repeater
  • probationer
  • tough
  • hood
  • law offender
  • strong-armer
  • machinator
  • gangster
  • mobster
  • bootlegger
  • goon
  • conspirator
  • moon-curser
  • coconspirator
  • principal

Antonyms

  • allow
  • lawful
  • straight line
  • straighten

5. criminal

adjective. ['ˈkrɪmənəl'] guilty of crime or serious offense.

Antonyms

  • liberator

6. criminal

adjective. ['ˈkrɪmənəl'] bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure.

Synonyms

  • deplorable
  • vicious
  • condemnable
  • wrong

Antonyms

  • noncombustible
  • decriminalise
  • legalize
  • permit

7. criminal

adjective. ['ˈkrɪmənəl'] involving or being or having the nature of a crime.

Synonyms

  • illegal

Antonyms

  • superior
  • unprovocative
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